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in on regular conference calls with the white house. they're among the leaders the obama administration is turning to for advice on everything from the deficit to taxes to the broader economy. >>> then, after we talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for
expressing outrage. meantime, china is calling for calm. >>> the state of the union, president obama set to deliver an address to congress tonight. and stocks getting a slow start to the week. the s&p falling for a fifth straight monday. today is tuesday, anyway, february 12th, 2013. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> asian markets shrugging off the tests in north korea. but markets in china, taiwan remain closed. north korea says a miniaturize ed nuclear missile was tested. the u.s. ambassador to south korea responding to all of this. >> it's a very provocative act that undermines regional peace and stability and i think it would be critical for us to coordinate very closely with you and our colleagues in south korea going forward. >> we're going to talk more about washington's reaction and what this all means for geouncertainty and our guest hosts for this hour, jared bernstein who works as the chief economist for joe biden. tony is joining us and capital alpha markets managing director chuck gabriel. they're also going to talk state of the union. john harwood sat down with dave ax
calloused. i think part of the story playing out is the opposite of what obama is saying which is fire and brimstone and rockets. >> i don't believe the -- if you do the math, it's 85 billion, but it's spread out over time. i think the bright red was 45 billion by september. it's 0.25%. in and of itself, it's not a big deal in this economy. >> and is we wait a month and the fed puts 85 billion back into the market, don't they, andrew? >> but not in the economy. >> the economy doesn't take it, huh? >> but, you know, i think the big point is we have a -- >> we -- >> and in the context of how does it matter is how does the market react to it? and that's the thing to watch. how does the market react in europe? i don't know that it's italy. italy is okay. >> even the austerity in italy, it's not all the same. it has been tax hikes. the spending cuts, that side of austerity always turns out bad. >> spain. >> spain has a different issue. >> they've had real cuts. >> yeah. >> and unemployment, they've had real cuts. >> and the market has forgotten about the fact that we need a banking unit. th
resumed. boston 4i9 with two feet with snow. the governor ordering schools to remain closed. the obama administration declaring a state of emergency in connecticut which will help them get federal moneys for the cleanup. they saw record snow, over three feet. schools there also remaining closed today. we've got some updated outage numbers. some of the figures we had from the weather an hour ago, particularly in rhode island, significantly underreported. here are the new numbers that we have. only 135,000 customers still without power across the northeast. majority in massachusetts, over 110,000. that's down from about 400,000. so they've worked really quickly there. in rhode island the number is now 20,000 down from peak of around 70,000 over the weekend. close to 1400 still in the new york area. and over 200 in connecticut. but that connecticut number might also be higher. the numbers well below hurricane sandy overall. ford's head of u.s. sales says the auto dealer doesn't see any major impacts like they saw during sandy due to the snowstorm. during sandy they lost nearly 200,000 car
and andrew ross sorkin. making headlines this morning, president obama is holding a white house open day-to-day hack-a-thon. >> oh. >> it's about hacking. >> duh. >> i thought it was about filling the entire places with hacks. >> i knew that's where you were going. >> that's what i thaw it was, a swear. >> come on, mr. brand new iphone. >> yeah. the administration is inviting developers and tech experts to come and share ideas. i thought it was just axelrod and a couple of the -- you know, i'm sorry. i apologize for that. hack-a-thon res common in the tech industry, complete with beer, pizza, sleeping bags, they're basically athletic events for technical geeks. i can't get beyond what i think a hack-a-thon is. it's such a perfect name. i was just thinking, we just talked about geeks today. did you see google today? >> i did. >> do you know who this guy is? i would feel inadequate. do you know add ward gorey? he was born in 1925 and it's about doodling. but they need to -- those guys at google every day need to prove their ultimate geekiness to us. >> or you can use it as an opportunity t
the country together, who's taking a partisan approach. president obama does okay on that score. he's 48% of the country say he's trying to bring the country together. 43% say he's taking a partisan approach. but republicans get hammered by the public. only 22% credit republicans with trying to bring the country together. three times that many just about, 64%, say they're driving the country apart -- in a partisan way. and when you look at the issues at stake, each side has some advantages. but -- from the democratic point of view, looking out for the middle class, 22% advantage for the democrats. on the issue of taxes which is traditionally a republican strength, democrats have a small advantage plus 3%. republicans on the flip side, who would do better at protecting a strong defense? 26% advantage for republicans. who'd do better at reducing the deficit? 6% advantage for republicans. so each side brings strengths to this issue. but president obama clearly has the high ground in terms of the bully pulpit and trying to put pressure on republicans. he hasn't been able to put enough pressu
when obama came in. 47 million now. that's more than the population of spain, 47 million. we all want to help people that are needy. but it's probably not a good idea to create and add to the people that are needy and then feel virtuous about helping them. if policies were able to take -- the 16 million back off food stamps that are on now by giving them jobs, by instituting policies that give them jobs to where they're -- i mean it's so good to feel good on the front end about being virtuous about helping people that are needy but what if you're adding to all the people that are actually in need, steve? >> one statistic that summarizes it, sequester. everybody's talking about the sequester. if "the wall street journal" pointed out, the amount of money we're talking about for one year on the sequester's cuts is one-third of one percent of the 3.6 trillion that we would have if we had a budget. but that's the number. we can't -- one-third of one percent of our budget? oh, my god! if anybody thinks we're going to give those young people a chance that says it all. >> it would be nice if
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